Meaning of vicar
Pronunciation: (vik'ur), [key]
- a person acting as priest of a parish in place of the rector, or as representative of a religious community to which tithes belong.
- the priest of a parish the tithes of which are impropriated and who receives only the smaller tithes or a salary.
- a member of the clergy whose sole or chief charge is a chapel dependent on the church of a parish.
- a bishop's assistant in charge of a church or mission.
- an ecclesiastic representing the pope or a bishop.
- a person who acts in place of another; substitute.
- a person who is authorized to perform the functions of another; deputy: God's vicar on earth.
- vicar (Thesaurus)